Man shot on SEPTA subway platform in North Philadelphia

Police say an arrest has been made

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 34-year-old man was shot twice Thursday afternoon on a subway platform in North Philadelphia.

It happened around 12:40 p.m. at the SEPTA stop at Broad Street and Lehigh Avenue.

He was shot twice in the thigh and was listed in critical condition at the hospital.

Police said they made an arrest and recovered a gun.

Authorities were closing off the corner of Broad and Lehigh as they conducted the investigation. SEPTA was also closing the station, so Broad Street Line trains were not stopping at the North Philadelphia Station by the crime scene until further notice.

Neighbors said there has been a history of criminal conduct at that station.

"It's dangerous. At any time of the day, it's dangerous," said Jackie. She hopes the shooting becomes a wake-up call for something to be done to make the station and nearby street corners safer for residents.

"When you’re trying to get you’re money for your pass, they snatch your money, they snatch your pass, they snatch your wallet, [or] they snatch your bag," said Jackie. "They ask you for something. [If you] say you don’t have it, or you say nothing, they’ll throw something on you."

"A couple of years ago, somebody was killed down there years ago, [down] the steps," said Carol.

"I just don’t go down there. I know what’s down there."

Listen to KYW Newsradio live for the latest updates. KYW Newsradio Staff contributed to this report.

Live On-Air
K Y W Newsradio
KYW Newsradio
Listen Now
Now Playing
Now Playing